May 2023

Metropolitan Police: Move to attend fewer mental health calls sparks alarm

30th May 2023

Source: BBC News The Met Police’s plan to stop attending emergency mental health incidents is “potentially alarming”, a former inspector of constabulary has said. From September, officers will only attend…

Safeguarding jobs round up – May 26, 2023

26th May 2023

Welcome to this week’s jobs round-up, where you can view some of the job vacancies currently available in the world of safeguarding. Below are a selection of jobs which will…

Met Police misreports intimate searches of children

25th May 2023

Source: BBC News The Met has admitted it misreported the number of intimate searches that were carried out on children. In 2021, the Met Police carried out 269 “More Thorough…

Young mental health patients ‘at risk’ in child wards

25th May 2023

Source: BBC News A safety investigation has warned that young people with complex mental health needs are being put at significant risk, by being placed on general children’s wards in…

How Tina Turner ‘broke the silence’ on domestic abuse

25th May 2023

Source: BBC News  When Tina Turner first spoke out about the violence she endured during her marriage to Ike Turner, it was an act of bravery to expose herself so…

Scottish teacher unable to hold baby after being attacked by pupil in classroom

24th May 2023

A Scottish teacher who was attacked by a pupil in the classroom has said how the ordeal had left him with life altering disability that means he is unable to hold his newborn baby….

Court papers show how killer parents won back their baby

24th May 2023

Source: BBC News Key documents which led to a court agreeing to return a 10-month-old boy to his parents, who then murdered him, have been obtained by the BBC. Finley…

New bid to trace ‘ghost children’ missing from class

22nd May 2023

Councils would be forced to keep a register of all home-schooled kids under a proposed law to stop tens of thousands of “ghost children” falling through the cracks. Tory MP…

Scheme to help children affected by domestic violence rolled out

22nd May 2023

A safeguarding scheme designed to support young people affected by domestic violence and abuse in the home has been rolled out to all schools across the North. Since Operation Encompass,…

YouTube’s Algorithmic Recommendations: Safeguarding Children From Inappropriate Content

19th May 2023

YouTube, as a dominant online platform, plays a significant role in shaping the digital experiences of millions, including children. However, concerns have been raised regarding the impact of YouTube’s algorithmic recommendations,…